What is banquet?

  • (verb): Partake in a feast or banquet.
    Synonyms: feast, junket
    See also — Additional definitions below


A banquet (/ˈbæŋk.wɪt/; ) is a large meal or feast, complete with main courses and desserts. It usually serves a purpose such as a charitable gathering, a ceremony, or a celebration, and is often preceded or followed by speeches in honour of someone.

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Leadership Institute At Harvard College - The Presidents' Forum
... organizations and Varsity sports teams in bi-monthly discussion forums and an annual banquet (the President's Banquet) ... The Presidents' Banquet is the largest gathering of student leaders at Harvard College, and enables student leaders to learn from each other's experiences and ... Past keynote speakers of the Banquet include ...
List Of Great British Menu Episodes - Series 8 (2013) - Final Week
... week saw the winning eight chefs battle for their dishes to be part of the final banquet menu, but in the main course, the judges added a ninth "Wildcard" chef, the defeated Central area ... judges couldn't decide which dessert dish should go to the banquet, they decided that both Richard and Daniel's dishes deserved to be put forward to the banquet, with them serving to half the guests each ... The Comic Relief banquet was shown in the final show, which aired on 29 March, with all five dishes being prepared and presented for 80 guests ...
Banquet - Contemporary Times
... Today, banquets serve many purposes from training sessions, to formal business dinners ... Business banquets are a popular way to strengthen bonds between businessmen and their partners ... It is common that a banquet is organized at the end of an academic conference ...
Morse High School (Maine) - Alumni Association
... One hundred graduates attended first Alumni Banquet on June 22, 1892 ... The Alumni Banquet on June 10, 2011 was the 120th such banquet ...
The Smugglers' Banquet
... The Smugglers' Banquet (French Le Banquet des fraudeurs) is a 1952 Belgian crime film directed by Henri Storck ...

More definitions of "banquet":

  • (verb): Provide a feast or banquet for.
    Synonyms: feast, junket
  • (noun): A ceremonial dinner party for many people.
    Synonyms: feast
  • (noun): A meal that is well prepared and greatly enjoyed.
    Example: "A banquet for the graduating seniors"
    Synonyms: feast, spread

Famous quotes containing the word banquet:

    One banquet in a rich family could feed a poor man’s family for half a year.
    Chinese proverb.

    Welcome the Creations Guest,
    Lord of Earth, and Heavens Heir.
    Lay aside that Warlike Crest,
    And of Nature’s banquet share:
    Where the Souls of fruits and flow’rs
    Stand prepar’d to heighten yours.
    Andrew Marvell (1621–1678)

    Flower Belle! What a euphonious appellation! Easy on the ears and a banquet for the eyes!
    Mae West, U.S. screenwriter, W.C. Fields, and Edward Cline. Cuthbert Twillie (W.C. Fields)